Exciting enhancements for Delta’s top tier elites (On my mind)

Today we learned that Delta's regional and global upgrade certificates have become more valuable.  The biggest news: upgrade certificates can now be used on award flights.  Almost as exciting: we can now see upgrade...

Delta Upgrade Certificates can now be used for award & Miles + Cash flights

We shared the news earlier that Delta now displays upgrade availability in the search results for Platinum and Diamond members on paid flights. Reader AG subsequently commented to advise that this feature is available...

Delta now shows upgrade certificate availability in search results!

A reader reached out today with a great find: when logged into his account as a diamond elite member, he discovered that Delta.com now shows upgrade availability in flight search results! When logged in as...

Free(ish) round trip flight w/in California for California residents

Alaska Airlines is offering a free (after taxes & fees) round-trip flight within California exclusively for California residents who signup up for Alaska's Mileage Plan loyalty program through this link.  For everybody else, there's...

Delta flash sale to Costa Rica from 11K round trip

An email came in from Thrifty Traveler Premium alerting me to a Delta flash sale to Liberia, Costa Rica with prices from 11K SkyMiles round trip. While Thrifty Traveler alerted me to 11K round...
Amex Transfer Partners

Transfer Partner Master List

Updates: This post now includes indirect transfer partners (transfer to one program in order to then transfer to another) Added Brex transfer partners In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to...
Alaska Airlines Status Match

Alaska Airlines Offering Status Match (Not Challenge) From Delta, United & Southwest

Alaska Airlines is offering a status match opportunity for people who currently have elite status with Delta, United or Southwest, although the requirements will make it hard for most people to attain. The Deal Match...
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(EXPIRED) Fly New York To Santiago In Premium Economy From ~$395 Round Trip (Mistake...

Thrifty Traveler Premium found a great deal on Premium Economy flights when flying from New York to Santiago as fares can be had starting at $395 round trip. The Deal Fly round trip Premium Economy...

My top 4 dream uses for 110K Brex points

Brex Cash is offering one of the best deals in miles & points right now.  You can sign up for a free account, with no credit pull, and earn 110,000 transferable points after $3K...

Delta Flash sale from Seattle: Hawaii for 10K RT, Cancun for 5K RT

As reported by The Points Guy, Delta is offering a SkyMiles flash sale from Seattle to a number of sunny destinations, with fares as low as 10K SkyMiles round trip from Seattle to Hawaii...

Which award search tool is best?

Airline miles offer us flying experiences we would never dream of paying cash for.  Pictured above is me flying Etihad's First Class Apartment last year.  While other passengers probably paid around $7,000 for the...

Best uses for Delta miles

The way to "win" the points & miles game is to acquire points cheaply (or for free) and to then use them towards outsized value.  For example, you may be able to earn 60,000...

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart (New: JetBlue eliminates fees)

Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they are eliminating change fees.  That's awesome.  But the details can be hard to remember.  Which fare classes apply?  Do we keep the fare...
JetBlue Change Cancellation Fees Overhead Bin Space

JetBlue Removing Change & Cancellation Fees Except For Blue Basic, Guaranteeing Overhead Bin Space

JetBlue has announced some policy changes which are, for the most part, good for flyers. There are some features of the changes which are important to be aware of though. You can find JetBlue's announcement...

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